Residents urged not to panic over influx of foreigners


BOUGAINVILLE state of emergency controller and head of police Francis Tokura is asking people in Arawa not to panic from an influx of foreigners in town.
“These foreigners are working on the DataCo submarine cable that will connect PNG and Bougainville to the rest of the world. It will really improve telecommunication like social media, mobile network and the cable has arrived on Arawa from the Solomon Islands,” Tokura said.
“These foreigners have already been cleared by the Covid-19 task force. A yacht is now anchored near the shore and it is from the mother ship.
“The mother ship is anchored outside in deep waters because it can’t come near the shore.
“The foreigners working on the submarine cable are now residing in lodges after been cleared.
“So no one must panic by seeing these foreigners.”
ACP Tokura said certain township residents were causing panic among the people by spreading false information about the foreigners.

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  • Clarification, Mr Tokura.

    The Kumul submarine cable network (KSCN) is a 5,457-km domestic internet platform to link fourteen coastal provinces and two national data centres in Port Moresby and Madang, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The KSCN is PNG Government project also connects to Jakarta through Indonesia’s national backbone submarine cable network and further connect to Asia to form a new international internet gateway.

    The last Province to be connected was Bougainville from Kokopo Rabaul and not from the Solomon Island.

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